April 22, 2011

Knitting Fairy Classes, Look what the Stork Brought!

I am uploading these classes one at a time, please scroll down for earlier announced classes.

Look What the Stork Brought:

A series of classes for that special someone.

Booties: Guaranteed to Stay-on Booties that can be made to fit any baby’s foot from the tiniest preemie to a busy toddler.  You select the size you want to make and the yarn weight (fingering, dk or sport) and double point needles to give you a firm gauge. (for preemies, use fingering and a 0-1 needle.)  Homework: Make the sole of the first bootie, which is also your gauge swatch.  cast on 10 sts with selected yarn and needles.  Knit 40 rows (20 ridges) in garter stitch.  Measure.  (Newborn feet are about 3″ long, 12 months — about 5″.)  When you have the size bootie sole you want, you’re ready for class!

Saturday, April 23rd 10am-12pm.  $15/person + materials.

Hat: This cute little bucket hat is great for boys or girls who are going to be out in the sun. C olor of yarn and any embellishment you might choose decide the “sex” of the hat.  Requirements: Cotton yarn, sport weight and circular needles (16″ long and dpn) to give you  a gauge of 5.5 sts/inch.

Saturday, April 30 and May 7th.  10am-12pn  $30/person

Sweater: Match this to the Booties from Class #1 and you have a perfect gift for a newborn.  Kimono Jacket is boxy and made using the “Up and Over” method.  Requirement: Worsted Weight Yarn and needles to give you a gauge of 5 sts = 1 inch in garter stitch.  (You may use cotton, wool or blend yarns)

Saturday May 14th and 28th.  10am-12pn  $30/person

Tweed Baby Blanket: A square garter-stitch blanket with a feather and fan edging.  Select from 2 sizes, 41″X41″ or 45″ X 45″.  The blanket is quick-knit, the edging is picked up and knit on.  Requirements: Worsted weight yarn.  Small — 700 yds MC, 280 yds CC.  Large — 840 yds MC, 140 yds CC1, 280 CC2.  Needles to give you a 4.5 sts = 1″ gauge in garter stithc.  32″ circular needles and dpns one size larger.  (#9 and 10 recommended) (Note 1: This makes a great shawl when folded over triangle-style; 2) I made mine using DK yarn and the recommended needles for a looser shawl.)

Saturday June 11 and 25th  10am-12pm  $30/person

Instructor: Betty Kay Seibt

Class size is limited to 6, sign up now by calling the studio at (214)412-2889 or emailing  Payment is required upon registration and will be refunded to you in full if you must cancel more than 7 days before class dates.  With less than 7 days before you class refunds will only be given if we can fill your spot.  There are no make-up classes.  If you must miss a class there is no discounted rate.  We will, however, be happy to help you finish your project during regular shop hours.